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|Sudanese Sanctions Sailing into the Sunset|
Mary I. Edquist; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
February 15, 2017, previously published on January 17, 2017Effective today, January 17, 2017, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has announced the conditional lifting of 20 years of U.S. sanctions against Sudan.1 This action is occurring in connection with an Executive Order issued by President Barack Obama on...
|Get Ready for the Long Arm of EU Privacy Regulation|
Françoise Gilbert; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 8, 2017, previously published on January 3, 2017In the world’s history of personal data protection, the adoption of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is likely to remain one of the most significant enactments of the past 20 years. The GDPR, which goes into effect May 25, 2018, attempts to define uniform rules for better...
|Argentina - Foreign Exchange Market: Reduction of the Minimum Stay for Portfolio Investments and Financial Indebtedness|
Mark A. Lopez; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 1, 2017, previously published on January 17, 2017On January 5, 2017, the Argentine Ministry of Treasury (Ministerio de Hacienda) issued Resolution No. 1-E/2017 (the Resolution), reducing to zero the prior minimum stay of 120 calendar days during which proceeds received from (a) portfolio investments of non-residents, and (b) new financial...
|Shining Light into the Heart of Darkness: An Update on the Cuban Embargo|
Moses Luski; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
January 18, 2017, previously published on December 2016Sixty years after the imposition of the Cuban Embargo, the orthodoxy and ideology that caused it to persist are no longer relevant from the standpoint of the affected parties. From Cuba’s point of view there is little chance that the United States will compromise the sovereignty of Cuba by...
|Singapore Court of Appeal Sets Out Test for Exercise of Discretion to Order Buy-out in Lieu of Winding-up|
Tham Wei Chern; Duane Morris & Selvam LLP;
January 12, 2017, previously published on December 23, 2016The Court of Appeal held that in deciding whether to exercise its discretion under section 254(2A) of the Companies Act, the correct approach is to determine first whether the test for ordering a winding up under section 254(1)(f) or s 254(1)(i) has been met.
|New International Workforce Law and New Horizons for Foreign Employment in Turkey|
Gaye Spolitis; Erdem Erdem Law Office;
December 29, 2016, previously published on December 29, 2016International Workforce Law No. 6735 (“ International Workforce Law” or “Law”) published in the Official Gazette (No. 29800) on 13 August 2016 entered into force as of the date opens new horizons for employment of foreigners in Turkey. Rightfully so, the purpose of the Law...
|Brexit: The Great Repeal Bill and the EU’s Chemicals, Emissions, and Medicines Regimes|
Aonghus Heatley, Cate Sharp; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
November 25, 2016, previously published on November 22, 2016As discussed in our recent GT Alert, "Brexit: 100 Day Update", the UK Prime Minister Theresa May recently announced plans for a "Great Repeal Bill" for the repeal of the 1972 European Communities Act (ECA). Under the ECA, European Union (EU) law was established as part of the...
|Brexit: High Court Decides Approval of UK Parliament is Needed to Trigger Article 50|
Simon Harms, Lisa Navarro, Gillian Sproul; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
November 24, 2016, previously published on November 4, 2016The English High Court decided on 3 November 2016 that the UK Government must obtain the approval of the UK Parliament before it can trigger the Brexit process governed by Article 50 of the EU Treaty.
|New Anti-Corruption Law in France: Mandatory Compliance Program for Large Companies|
Lisa Navarro, Marie-José van der Heijden; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
November 24, 2016, previously published on November 11, 2016On 8 November 2016, the French Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation. Championed by the Minister of Finance Michel Sapin, the law that is commonly known as Sapin II will fundamentally change the compliance landscape for French companies. In particular, it will place a positive...
|FCPA Pilot Program Yields Groundbreaking Results|
Jennifer Dowdell Armstrong; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
October 28, 2016, previously published on October 3, 2016In the wake of its recently-announced Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) pilot program, the Department of Justice (DOJ) advised last week that it will not prosecute two privately held companies that self-reported FCPA violations, though each company must disgorge the profits made from the...